As promised, here are some healthier recipes I have tried. While the hubby is at work, I figured I would try out some of the recipes he won't eat, plus it's nice to switch things up a bit. I hope that you find something you like! Enjoy!
This recipe comes from Skinny Minnie Moves. I already had the ingredients needed, so I figured I would go ahead and make these. I am so glad I did! They were so good! The poppers make a great snack and were so easy to make! I used the PB2 with cocoa this time, but will try just the regular peanut butter next time. Also, they were a little difficult to roll into balls, so I used a small cookie scoop and that worked just fine.
1/2 cup PB2 (regular or cocoa)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup low fat graham cracker crumbs (about 3 "sheets")
2 Tablespoons oats
First mix the PB2 and water. Next add your graham cracker crumbs and mix well. Last, but not least, add your oats and mix. Roll (I used a cookie scooper) into balls. Makes 15-16 and are only 42.5 calories with 2 grams of protein (I didn't do the calculations, just highlighting it)!
I love my Venti Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks, so when I saw this drink I had to try it. Sadly this recipe from Peanut Butter & Peppers wasn't my low-calorie Starbucks replacement. With only having 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, that's all I could taste. Honestly, most things I make and don't care for I can usually suck it up and eat/drink it, vowing to never make it again, but this I could not. Hopefully if you have any interest in trying it you still will. I'm sure others might love it!
Skinny Vanilla Mocha Frappe
1 heaping teaspoon instant coffee
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup skim milk
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 packet Stevia
Mix the coffee and water until combined. Pour into a shallow container and freeze 4 hours or overnight.
Once frozen, blend with other ingredients. Makes over 2 cups and is 43.3 calories and 4.2 grams of protein (not my calculations).
These "fried" bananas were quite the sweet treat. I love bananas and this was a deliciously different way to enjoy them. I ate them as is, but it would be great with some yogurt or ice cream, if you want to indulge a bit. They don't take long to make and you more then likely have everything on hand, so why not go ahead and whip up a batch! You won't regret it. The recipe can be found here.
"Fried" Honey Bananas
1 banana, sliced
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon water
Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add the bananas, "frying" 1-2 minutes per side.
Whisk together the honey and water. Remove the bananas from heat and pour the honey water over the top. Let cool and sprinkle cinnamon on top.